operations research


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operations research

n.
Mathematical or scientific analysis of a process or operation, used in making decisions.

operations research

n
(Economics) the analysis of problems in business and industry involving the construction of models and the application of linear programming, critical path analysis, and other quantitative techniques. Also: operational research

opera′tions research`


n.
the analysis, usu. involving mathematical treatment, of a process, problem, or operation to determine its purpose and effectiveness and to gain maximum efficiency.
[1940–45]

operations research

The analytical study of military problems undertaken to provide responsible commanders and staff agencies with a scientific basis for decision on action to improve military operations. Also called operational research; operations analysis.
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Noun1.operations research - research designed to determine most efficient way to do something
research - systematic investigation to establish facts
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At this point, the operations research analyst presents the work to management and often makes a recommendation.
"By utilising the very latest in Operations Research, technical developments and innovative analytics, and by sharing knowledge both within and beyond the aviation industry, Qatar Airways can ensure that it is implementing the latest state-of-the-art practices as well as driving further advancement for the benefit of both our staff and our passengers."
Operations research and systems engineering are complex skills; therefore, all new ORSAs will receive initial training either through the Advanced Civil Schooling program or the Army Logistics University (ALU) at Fort Lee, Virginia.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences has recognised Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a United State-based automaker, with the 2013 INFORMS Prize.
"Focus on male youths in addressing alcohol and drug abuse risk in the context of HIV prevention among young people," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary no.
The cars will be equipped with specialist equipment from Newcastle University's Transport Operations Research Group, which will help researchers to understand typical usage patterns and to help develop the region's strategy for long-term transport sustainability.
* 75th Annual Military Operations Research Society Symposium
But generally the drugs used in these developing-country trials have already been approved in the U.S., and companies have little incentive to donate them for these trials, which usually focus on operations research on how to best deliver treatment in developing countries.
The Operational Logistics program (Curriculum 361) is offered by the Operations Research Department at NPS.
This information emerged from baseline data collected during an operations research project in Mexico, South Africa and Thailand [1].
Baltzer publishes a handful of scientific journals, including Catalysis Letters, Annals of Operations Research and Hyperfine Interactions.

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